This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
Published by Beyond the Page
Released on September 9, 2013
Oh how NetGalley drew me in with the cover of this book and the hint of getting some football time. While it is sports related, there really isn’t much in the way of sports action in the story. Jake Dublin’s football career ended in college, but he went on to be a sports writer and the owner of a sports blog. When he meets a new woman in the elevator of his apartment building, he immediately falls under her spell and writes about her on his blog as the Elevator Girl, EG for short.
Seeming a little stalkerish, Jake waits for Sophie in the parking garage to just get to know her and ask her out. But Sophie just moved her to get away from a stalker ex-boyfriend and she doesn’t need more of that. Also growing up in a household of jocks, she has sworn off of men who enjoy sports. So Jake starts keeping secrets and lying to keep what he feels is a wonderful romance alive.
In between the chapters are posts from Jake’s blog for us to follow along with the comments people leave for him. He keeps everything PG and so does the author. The sex builds up and is over extremely quickly. While I like following the blog, it took away valuable time in a short book to build the relationship between these two.
They fall in love fast and everything comes to a head in an almost expected way. While I enjoyed the interesting mix of the blog with the story, I wanted more character development. I felt I just got glimpses of everyone, but not enough to grow to like or dislike anyone. So while this is short, it doesn’t pack a punch to keep me going.